Five dead in Ghana election violence


Five dead in Ghana election violence

Five dead in Ghana election violence

No fewer than five people were killed in the violence that broke out during the December 7 election in Ghana.

According to the police, more than 60 violence-related incidents have been recorded since election day.

“Twenty-one of the incidents are true cases of electoral violence, six of which involve gunshots resulting in the death of five,” the police said.

Tensions are high over a tightly contested presidential race between President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and John Mahama, presidential candidate of National Democratic Congress (NDC)–even though there are 10 other candidates.

A former president, Mahama had accused Akufo-Addo of using the military to intimidate voters and overturn the election in his (Akufo-Addo’s) favour.

Both men have claimed that provisional results show that they won the election.

The development comes after independent observers congratulated Ghana for conducting largely peaceful polls.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that John Dumelo, a Ghanaian actor cum politician has lost the Parliamentary election to the incumbent legislator Lydia Alhassan.

The post Five dead in Ghana election violence appeared first on Within Nigeria.

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